Decision details


Decision Maker: Cabinet

Decision status: Recommendations Approved

Is Key decision?: No

Is subject to call in?: Yes




1.    That Cabinet approves capital funding to redevelop Weybridge Library, extending the ground floor and refurbishing the existing building, to create a new multi-service hub. The capital funding required to redevelop the site is commercially sensitive at this time and is set out in the Part 2 report.


2.    That Cabinet approves procurement of appropriate supply chain partners to deliver the design, build and fit out of the new building in accordance with the Council’s Procurement and Contract Standing Orders and Public Contracts Regulation 2015, alongside other related legislation in force at the time.


3.    That Cabinet notes that regarding the procurement of supply chain partners, the Executive Director for Resources and the Director of Land and Property are authorised to award such contracts up to +5% of the budgetary tolerance level.

Reasons for Decisions:


Approving the recommendations set out in this report will result in the following outcomes:

  • Services delivered from the building will be improved, accommodating a wider range of services and facilities for Weybridge residents provided by the Council, public sector and third-party partners.
  • Deliver a new, modern library and cultural provision which meets current and future needs of users and staff.
  • Flexible and integrated public services, co-located in one building, accessible to all members of the community.
  • Optimise and make best use of an existing Council asset.
  • Create potential commercial opportunities and increase Council income from letting/hiring vacant space to third-party groups and partners.
  • Improve the building’s environmental performance, reducing energy use and carbon emissions.


(The decisions on this item can be called-in by the Children, Families, Lifelong Learning & Culture Select Committee)



Publication date: 28/06/2023

Date of decision: 27/06/2023

Decided at meeting: 27/06/2023 - Cabinet

Effective from: 06/07/2023

Accompanying Documents: